Walmart Takes Shocking Anti 2nd Amendment Stance, Stops Selling 9mm Ammo and 223 Ammo Among Others

Walmart Ammo Policy
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Walmart Takes Shocking Anti 2nd Amendment Stance, Stops Selling 9mm Ammo and 223 Ammo Among Others

Earlier today Walmart announced the latest phase in its efforts to hamper your ability to exercise your second amendment rights.

They have made the decision to stop selling9mm ammo, .223 ammo, and 5.56 ammo among other calibers.

As the world's largest retailer, largest company by revenue (almost $515 Billion), and largest private employer (2.2 million employees), when Walmart makes a move like this it can have a significant negative impact on Americans' ability to access the firearms and ammunition necessary to defend themselves and their families.

Luckily most Americans can still get cheap 9mm ammo and bulk .223 ammo from online retailers like Ammunition Depot.

So what exactly did Walmart do?

Walmart announced today that they will “discontinue sales of short-barrel rifle ammunition such as the .223 caliber and 5.56 caliber.

This will likely also include alternative calibers for the AR 15 platform like 7.62x39 also known as AK Ammo or AK 47 Ammo and newer calibers like 6.5 grendel.

It’s possible Walmart will stop selling .308 ammo and other calibers commonly associated with the AR 10 platform as well.

Walmart also announced that after selling through inventory they will stop selling ALL HANDGUN AMMO, this will mean no more grabbing a deal on bulk 9mm ammo from Walmart and will probably mean no more .45 ACP ammo, .40 S&W ammo, or .380 ACP ammo either.

They are also discontinuing the sales of handguns in Alaska (they already don’t sell handguns anywhere else) and are asking customers not to open carry, even in areas where it is lawful to do so.

Does that mean I can’t OWB (Outside the WaistBand) carry in Walmart anymore as I might imprint? Only time will tell.

Didn’t Walmart already do this?

Well, yes and no.  Walmart has previously made the decision to restrict their consumer’s access to other firearms protected under the second amendment (as they are legally permitted to do, but probably shouldn’t).

In 1993, shortly after their founder and chairman Sam Walton died, they stopped selling handguns (everywhere except Alaska). In 2006 they ended all firearms sales in 2/3rds of their stores.

In 2008 Walmart decided that a firearm registry was a good idea and started keeping computerized records and video recordings of all firearms sales.

In 2012 they went ever further when they decided that certain cosmetic features make a firearm “military style” and stopped selling AR 15s, AK 47s, and similar firearms.

Finally, in September 2019, Walmart announced that it would stop selling ammunition for handguns and short-barrel rifles, as well as some types of rifle ammunition that could also be used in military-style weapons.

The decision came after a spate of mass shootings in the United States, including one at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, that left 22 people dead. Walmart also announced that it would stop selling handguns in Alaska, the only state where it still sold them.

The company cited a desire to take a stand on gun violence and promote responsible gun ownership, while also acknowledging that the decision would likely lead to a decrease in sales and a potential backlash from gun rights advocates.

With all of these restrictions I guess it shouldn’t come as any surprise that Walmart is taking another tumble down the slippery slope to deprive Americans of their ability to exercise their rights. You can still get birdshot at Walmart… for now.

Walmart may be ok stomping on your rights, but Ammunition Depot will never waiver when it comes to the 2nd Amendment. Check out our huge selection of ammo, firearms, and accessories all at great prices.

See other things Ammunition Depot is doing to defend your 2nd Amendment rights here.

Official Walmart Statement on Firearms Policy

February 28, 2018

In light of recent events, we’ve taken an opportunity to review our policy on firearm sales. Going forward, we are raising the age restriction for purchase of firearms and ammunition to 21 years of age.

We will update our processes as quickly as possible to implement this change.

In 2015, Walmart ended sales of modern sporting rifles, including the AR-15. We also do not sell handguns, except in Alaska where we feel we should continue to offer them to our customers.

Additionally, we do not sell bump stocks, high-capacity magazines and similar accessories. We have a process to monitor our eCommerce marketplace and ensure our policies are applied.

We take seriously our obligation to be a responsible seller of firearms and go beyond Federal law by requiring customers to pass a background check before purchasing any firearm.

The law would allow the sale of a firearm if no response to a background check request has been received within three business days, but our policy prohibits the sale until an approval is given.

We are also removing items from our website resembling assault-style rifles, including nonlethal airsoft guns and toys.

Our heritage as a company has always been in serving sportsmen and hunters, and we will continue to do so in a responsible way.


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Larry Lawyer
The final straw with Wal mart. Will be boycotting them & yes I will spend more money locally!!!
Daniel P Wolf
I agree with boycotting Walmart. If they allow their politics to influence what they sell, I will allow my politics to influence where I shop.
Mike Ryan
Karey Engel
So does this mean they will stop selling cellphones and cellphone accessories, along with alcoholic beverages? Also cigarettes? A heck if alot more lives are taken and effected from those than from firearms.
Bill Evans
There are some Walmart's that don't sell alcohol. Scottsburg, Indiana is one that does not.
Daniel P Wolf
No, that doesn't fit the socialist agenda.
John Bartlett
Walmart has lost my busiest will not buy anything from Walmart I will drive out of my way to buy from someone else
Zack Kyran
Joel Copeland
I'm done with Walmart, Kroger and now Nascar! I have no use for anyone who caves in any way to the anti 2nd amendment movement!
S curti
Screw Walmart and I hope as all good Americans we take a stance around the goods they sell and the hypocrisy that exists.
Christopher Rigos
Well my wallmart still has ammo in stock.and on sale I've been chipping at there inventory for the past 2 months
O. F. Hutchinson, Jr.
I will not enter Walmart for any reason until they reverse their decision. I have in the past made a lot of purchases from Walmart. Hutch
FO Hutchesun
hows that going for you ?
I and my son started a while back purchasing our ammo and other fire arms needs from Ammunition Depot. has lot more items and at a fair price. (I wish A/D would offer free shipping ever now and then.) I would buy all my fire arm needs from A/D. I use Bass Pro Shops and Cabala's sometime because they offer free shipping with $35-$50 purchase. My son and I always surpass $100.00 purchase.As for Walmart Ammo I have always believed it was a lower grade.
Big Jon
My wife and I will be weaning ourselves from Wal mart, they are beginning to tell us what we need to buy and what we don't need to, including several food items if you've noticed
Dennis Dunahue
needless to say all of this will cost wally world a lot of money both ways losing gun, ammo sales and but it will take the NRA to call out the troops to get totally behind this strike against us but remember we still have our local and internet sources for ammo and guns but I fully support a boycott of Walmart.
Chauvin Emmons
Rand Grammer
I didn't like Walmart and had already discontinued doing business with them, this just further strengthens that resolve. I'd sooner pay a little more and support true American Patriots.
Wal-Mart is going to end up closing with the ammunition for consumers to purchase; especially competition shooters, for in a pinch that is the goto place
David McArthur
My son works for them part time in collage told him to look else where.. they are not the company Sam built!!!
buddy mcdade
I have bought a lot of ammo from Walmart over the years and now I don't buy anything from the sporting goods department. Walmarts loss not mine.
Ronald Engle
Walmart final cave in to the left and stopped sell some ammo . Do they really think it will stop people for getting it . What's next stop selling all ammo. The left is going after the ammo . NO ammo you can't use your guns a back door way to get ride of guns. We all need to stop the left from taking our RIGHTS way NOW , VOTE them all out.
Jim Saylor
I think the gov. is behind the primer shortage, making All our high priced reloading equipment nothing but scrap metal. I can not stand any people or government on the far left that are strangling Americans freedoms to use firearms. There are still a lot of us honest citizens out here that love to go out to the range to have fun shooting our firearms. I have never liked Wal-Mart cause I knew what was gonna happen to all the smaller mom and pop businesses.
Stuart H Warren
The interesting thing about Walmart and their Ammo sales is they leave it on the shelf, where everyone has access to it. It would not surprise me if the next Walmart attack happens where the crazy person uses ammo picked up off the shelf in the sporting goods department. They could walk in with an unloaded shotgun, load up with pockets full of ammo and wreak havoc in the store with LOTS of ammo to reload when they run out...
emile buisson
shot shells and 22 ammo just sitting on open shelves for the picking, they really care about not arming people, stupid bunch of money grubbing executives who know nothing about anything , just their own selvesare important, middle finger on fire to walmart and their bunch of hipocrites
Randy Rapp
Silly of them. But no great loss to serious shooters, since our sources are much better stocked and more economical.
andrew stella
Walmart is totally stupid, they remove all hand gun ammo, but leave the .22 ammo on the shelves to buy. Dont they realize that there are handguns the use .22 ammo. Typical walmart mentality
Chuck Best
I made the mistake of buying a Mossberg Model 500 Shotgun several years ago. Brand new out of the box it would cot cycle shells from magazine to chamber. I could either send it back to Mossberg for free but a 2 month wait or take it to local gunsmith. Took to local gunsmith, $40,00 there went my supposedly good deal.
What does cot cycle shells from magazine to chamber mean? Thanks!
Joe M.
Walmart has enabled economies to send cheaply made Chinese and other communist country goods to enter the US and profit off of American tax payers. Shopping at Wal-Mart is enabling China to establish supremacy both in their military and the economy. Everyone here in this thread has shopped at Wal-Mart, its time to do your best to avoid shopping there. Authoritarian governments like the Peoples Republic of China will only spread their anti-freedom left views to other parts of the world, and its already impacting how American's view their 2nd Amendment right in the US. Support businesses like Ammunition Depot, who work to keep the US Constitution and Second Amendment strong and healthy.
What a shame , Are second Amendment was thrown out the window! Thanks W/M.
Many years ago when Target stores first hit the scene the wife and I went to the first Target store to open in our area to purchase several household items as we were updating. While there, I thought I’d buy a couple boxes of 22 LR ammo and to my surprise they had none and I was told by the department manager they sold nothing that had anything to do with guns as Target did not believe in gun ownership. At this point, I simply explained to him that I do not spend my money at any establishment that does not believe in the 2nd amendment and would they please restock the 2 shopping carts that were overflowing/completely full. I’ve never darkened the door of a Target door since and that policy will now apply to Walmart also. I bet Sam Walton is spinning in his grave!!!!
Kevin Ritter
I could care less what Wal-Mart sales . I bought something un there for the first time in 8 months only brcause I was out of town and didnt habe time to look for another store. I dont like them because theyntrynto flex there corporate muscle and expect companies to follow. I dont agree and will not shop there anumore.
Chuck Lawson
No major loss, buying ammo at Walmart was a pain in the butt anyway....and I would rather support my local gun shop even if I pay a little more!
Tom Vick
Walmart has always sucked. Some things never change. At least they are consistent, I give them that.
J.K. Johnson
Walmart is a sad story! Sam Walton was a great businessman, and a man of great Christian character. Walt Disney was a great businessman, and a man of great character. These men helped to make America great! However, if these men were alive today, they would be ashamed and incensed by the actions taken by the corporations they built!!!
Frank Dio
Sam Walden was a true and Patriotic American. I remember as a Pilot for Halliburton he would hitch a ride on Earl P.'s airplane to Dallas a few times a year. The first time I saw him was while waiting for Passengers to load at 6 Am at Halliburton field in Duncan Oklahoma. I saw this pick-up pull up next to our Aviation office where the Pilots usually Park. This older gentleman wearing a flannel shirt and fedora got out and was Boarding with all the company executives. I asked the other pilot who's that? He looked at me in amazement. Who? That's Sam Walden. Walmart, Earl P's Friend. As he boarded he Popped his head in the Cockpit and shook our hands, and said, "MORNING, It looks like it's going to be a pretty day.." After takeoff, he came upfront and spoke about Fishing and Hunting. I think the DISRESPECT the EXECUTIVES OF WALMART SHOW TO THE FOUNDER AND HIS VALUES IS DISGRACEFUL!! IT'S A PITY HIS LEGACY IS SOCIALIST OFFSPRING, AND EXECUTIVES IN HIS COMPANY, WALMART They waited till he died to pull their DEMOCRAT CRAP!!
Country girl
It's another way of the elites to step on everyday people. I can assure you that their body guards are carrying pistols, but that's ok, screw Walmart and their policies.
Am I a Walmart customer? NO. Do I plan to become one, again NO. As to why, the following is the reason that comes to mind. Their ammunition sales policy is, in plain English, unacceptable to me. That said, given that Walmart has opted not to sell particular examples of small arms ammunition, that being up to them, businesses that I choose to patronize is up to me. That being the case, respecting Walmart’s ammunition sales policies, Walmart has been stricken from my personal list of businesses worthy of my patronage. End of story.
Dion Emert
Don’t shop there anyway I said to hell with the Walton kids and there we are Gods attitude a long time ago. Sam is turning in his grave. WALMART SUCKS.
I never was a significant customer at Walmart stores, and respecting their stated policy concerning ammunition sales, they will see none of my monies.
Bunch of brain dead idiots trying to virtue signal, telling everyone they are victims while they live in gated communities or stay behind their body guards. Woke is joke
Steven Rodney Samonsky
Walmart will not loose any sleep over loosing my business. For years I only use Walmart for small items. The line are long to checkout. The prices are the same as most stores. The quality of some items have gone down hill. I can understand Walmart not selling guns and ammo. They don’t have many qualified individuals selling anything. You are much better off to buy a gun on line from a qualified gun dealer. It is easy to go to a local gun store near you which has a FFL federal firearms license. Get to know them by face and name and address of shop. When you order just use them. The one I use chargers $25 for two guns. Your gun will be sent to them and you pick up there. Yes there is a form you fill out and yes the feds do keep it and yes they could some day maybe come and get your firearms. But for now you can carry legally. Do yourself a favor and get a concealed carry permit. You can legally carry pepper spray, blades, guns and tazors. Your gun is of no use in a draw at home. Buy something you can shoot not the most powerful rip your hand off gun. A 22 mag with shot shell is effective at 15 ft. Take it to a range once a month every month and shoot it.You are not going to war or going out to kill someone. You just want to stop someone who is trying to kill or cause harm you. Go by your local law enforcement center and ask for advice about class you can take including gun safety. You will really be surprised by the good help and advice they will give you. They are just people like you. Online dealer like Buds gun shop, Palmetto Armory, kygunco etc as well as Sports Academy and many smaller dealer locally which offer custom fits and finish.